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PROFILE: TIMM KLOSE

18 January 2016

Top Bundesliga defender joins the Canaries

Full name: Timm Klose

Date of birth
: May 9, 1988

Nationality
: Swiss

NORWICH City earlier completed the signing of VfL Wolfsburg centre-back Timm Klose for an undisclosed fee subject to governing body approval.

The towering Swiss defender joins the Canaries after featuring in a Wolfsburg side that finished as runners-up to Pep Guardiola’s FC Bayern Munich last season, qualifying for the Champions League in the process.

Klose started his senior career in his homeland with FC Thun, joining from FC Basel’s Under-21s in 2009.

He made nearly 30 appearances as Thun won the Swiss Challenge League in his first season, before joining 1. FC Nürnberg in the Bundesliga in 2011.

His performances there earned him a move to VfL Wolfsburg two years later as The Wolves finished in mid-table.

Trophy success was to follow for Klose, as he played the full ninety minutes helping his Wolfsburg side defeated Borussia Dortmund to win the DFB-Pokal for the first time in their history.

The 27-year-old then added another medal to his collection, winning the German Super Cup at the beginning of the 2015-16 season as Wolfsburg defeated Bayern on penalties after a 1-1 draw.

Klose has earned international recognition for the Switzerland international side, featuring as they qualified for the 2016 European Championships.



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